Academy Member Inducted 2020Map & Directions
145 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 1J8
Fax: (416) 598-3730
Recognized to Ontario Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation & Arbitration
Other ADR Services: Med-Arb, Mini-Trial, Neutral Evaluation
- Practice Commenced: 2008
- Total Mediations (as of Dec 2022): 250
- Total Arbitrations (as of Dec 2022): 40
In a career that has spanned five decades, Cliff acquired a reputation as an exceptional litigator with a quick sense of humour. He is respected throughout the profession. He is in demand as a mediator and arbitrator by clients who appreciate his extensive experience, business savvy, responsiveness and practical approach to resolving business disputes of all kinds.
Chambers Global 2018 lists Cliff amongst Canada’s leading arbitrators and mediators who “wins recognition for his work on a wide range of business disputes”.
Cliff was awarded the Law Society Medal by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2009. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1981, and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Cliff is a recipient of the University of Toronto’s Arbor Award, given to volunteers for their outstanding personal service.
Cliff was named one of Canada’s top 25 Corporate/Commercial lawyers by Lexpert, and featured in Chambers Global World’s Leading Lawyers and in the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.
Cliff’s arbitration and mediation practice is conducted by Clifford Lax Dispute Resolutions Inc.
- Business Dissolution
- Contract Disputes
- Estates & Trusts
- Family Businesses
- Legal Malpractice
- Libel & Slander
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Professional Negligence
- Real Estate
- Shareholder Disputes
- BA - McGill University, 1965
- LLB - University of Toronto, 1970
Memberships & Affiliations
Cliff was awarded the Law Society Medal by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2009. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been president of the Advocates’ Society, Chairman of the Environmental Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Chair of the Ontario Province Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and Vice Chair of the University Tribunal at the University of Toronto.
Rates available on request